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Thursday, July 20, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Volunteers needed for Macungie Institute events

The Macungie Borough Council July 17 meeting began with public comments.

Resident Dennis Fritz was at the previous meeting to discuss reviewing a possible noise ordinance for the borough. Members of the police department and Mayor Gary Cordner looked into the ordinance and believed it was not necessary.

Council said noise complaints should go to the restaurant manager.

There was also a discussion about the Church Street traffic light and the crosswalks in the borough.


Thursday, July 20, 2017 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Issues raised about community pool

At the July 17 Emmaus Borough Council meeting, resident Jason Jesmain, who is currently volunteering with the Emmaus Fire Department and the Recreation and Entertainment Commission, spoke before council regarding issues he’s been having at the community pool.

Jesmain said a lot of “out of city people are coming in and trashing the place, there’s a lot of vulgarity and people don’t watch their kids.” He says these people are from Allentown or have New Jersey license plates.


Thursday, July 20, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Roosters ruffling feathers in the borough

The July 12 meeting of the Alburtis Borough Council began with a concern from a borough resident.

The resident in question was concerned about the recurring issue of roosters causing a disturbance in the borough. There was a discussion about an ordinance to deal with animal noise issues. The borough mentioned the police could be sent to deal with rooster issues.


Thursday, July 20, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT AND JULIA FRITZ ; JFRITZ@TNONLINE.COM in Local News

Blossoms and blooms draw garden fans

Luscious greenery, dazzling daylilies, fragrant flowers and shrubs, peaceful waterfalls, koi ponds, birdbaths and birdhouses, decorative decorations and arbors awaited visitors attending the Parkland Garden Club’s 19th annual garden tour July 15.

“Strolling through a Gardener’s Paradise” featured eight gardens, a creative demonstration, display of Japanese embroidery and silent auction.

Visitors touring the gardens were also treated to snacks and beverages.

The garden at the home of Christopher and Monica Baumer, of Allentown, began in 2009 and was completed in 2015.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Impact of Orchard Road warehouse discussed

Schoeneck Road Development was supposed to be part of the July 11 Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission Meeting, but the applicant asked to be taken off of the agenda.

The planning commission discussed the Orchard Road Industrial Building during the meeting. The property is in an industrial zone and is 36 and a half acres in size. It is located at the intersection of Alburtis Road and Orchard Road. The proposed warehouse is over 160,000 square feet.


Thursday, July 20, 2017 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Alburtis Police Department and Alburtis Area Community Center host a first responder/military appreciation day

Sarah Seimes and her neighbors Marian Tremmel, Karen Semet and Chris Lubenetski ,of Alburtis wanted to do something to thank the first responders and those who serve in the military for what they do. The friends got together and came up with the idea of having a first responder/military appreciation day and blood drive in Alburtis.

The event recently was held at the borough pool and hosted by the Alburtis Police Department and the Alburtis Area Community Center.

As word spread, volunteers from the community came forward to help and sponsors donated 33 prizes for a raffle.


Thursday, July 20, 2017 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Commissioners dole out casino host funds

Lehigh County Commissioners had a second reading of the $133,755,495 Lehigh County Capital Plan for 2018 – 2022, and then passed several motions to amend the bill at their July 12 meeting.

The capital plan, according to explanatory text in the ordinance, “is a policy statement only and is in no way to be construed as a budget or an appropriation.” A vote on the capital plan will be held at the next meeting July 26.

“The capital plan kind of kicks off the budget season,” Commissioner Michael Schware said in an interview.